Author Archives: Bill Kaczor

Oh the fun we are having! SUMMER CAMP! WOOT!

Well it’s that time of the year we have all been waiting for!  That’s right it’s time for our summer overnight camps! We are having a blast with a great group of kids.  So far they have learned how to gather the proper sized firewood, build the proper structure, ignite it using only one match, and […]
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Summer camp fun has begun!

Don’t let your kids miss out on a summer with out Ancestral Knowledge!  Look at the fun that they could be having at one of our many camps this summer!  Sign up today for one of our Day Camps or Overnight Camps!  
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We made it to Rendezvous! Thank you for helping Make it Possible!

We Made it to Rendezvous! With overwhelming support we surpassed our goal! We raised $1710! All additional donations will help provide enough financial Aid for 4-6 kids to attend our Summer Camps!  THANK YOU!   We Need to raise $1080 for our crew to make it to Rivercane Rendezvous and to cover these expenses; Event fees […]
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Skills Showcase: Debris Hut Shelter

Learning how to build a shelter is one of the most engaging skills for instructors and students alike. Few other skills under the “primitives” umbrella get you as much bang for your buck. The skill of constructing (and/or finding) a safe, dry, warm place to retreat should be a top priority for everyone, ranging from […]
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Travel Without Time or Destination!

So many people talk about wanting to connect with nature, achieving oneness, or grounding themselves. There are so many programs and organizations advertising nature connection (we sure have them). I don’t want to be the bearer of bad news, but in my opinion no program or workshop can make that happen, it’s too personal of […]
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Future Primitives- Teen Skills and Leadership Training is under way!

We are so excited to have full enrollment in our Future Primitives program!  We are having a great time hanging out and working on our projects.  We have had three meetings and we have already accomplished so much! So far everyone has made their own personal bow drill kits and we even had a PFF! […]
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Are you Prepared to Get Out and Play this Winter?

We encourage everyone to get out and enjoy the outdoors during the winter time.  However everyone responds to cold temperatures differently. Keeping feet, hands, and clothing dry is very important because toes and fingers are most susceptible to damage from the cold. Whenever possible carry an extra pair of socks in case your feet get […]
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Fall Primitive Skills Jamboree Oct 30th

Ancestral Knowledge is inviting you, your friends and family to come and join us in celebrating and honoring our community and the power of nature connection! We would love for you to come and help us in reaching our goal of 100 people in attendance at our BIG annual community Jamboree. This will be fun […]
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Are Those Mangos? No, its a Paw Paw!

Paw paw trees produce the largest native fruit in North America, and as you can see in the photo below they look sort of like small green mangoes. During this time of year the fruits are ripening, and the kids in our Homeschool Naturalist programs are loving them! In addition, paw paw trees bless us […]
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2016 Mid-Atlantic Primitive Skills Gathering- The MAPS Meet is a Seasonal Gathering for All Ages!

The Mid-Atlantic Primitive Skills Gathering is the perfect event for all novice and seasoned outdoor enthusiast and skills practitioner. The MAPS Meet was the first gathering in the Mid-Atlantic region with expert instructors who focus on teaching you at your level of understanding and experience.The gathering is located about an hour outside of DC on […]
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How to Brain Tan a Deer Hide

Have you ever wondered “how did the natives make such beautiful and soft leather without all the chemicals?”  We will attempt to explain the process so you can try it at home.  We are assuming that you already posses the animals skin. 1. Fleshing- with a rib bone, leg bone or hardwood stick that has […]
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Here are some videos highlighting what Ancestral Knowledge has to offer. Enjoy!

   
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Ancestral Knowledge Video Released!

Please share our video with all your friends.
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Woods Wise Day Camps are Underway in Greenbelt Maryland!

Our instructors had the pleasure of leading the Gray Fox and Thunderhawk Clans this past week at our Woods Wise I Day Camps, and we greatly enjoyed it. The students were attentive and enthusiastic learners all week – we were impressed and grateful. Our approach at Ancestral Knowledge is to weave together learning and play […]
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MAPS Meet Preperations are underway!

A Huge thanks to our fantastic Work Trade crew.  They have been very supportive and working hard getting the site prepared for the event. 
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